Melville, NY (October 29, 2008)–Korg has expanded its MR Series of digital recorders with the MR-2000S 1-Bit studio recorder. Its predecessor, the MR-1000, debuted in 2006 as a portable capture, archive and mastering solution, delivering 5.6 MHz/1-Bit high-quality recording capability.
Input and feedback from recording and mastering engineers has led to the creation of the MR2000S, offering the same audio quality and enhanced by additional functionality and studio-ready connectivity. With ultra-high-quality sound that exceeds DVD audio, a wide frequency response and the ability to capture and reproduce transient responses and spatial imaging, the MR-2000S is a single-rack-height digital stereo 1-bit recorder, offering 5.6 MHz or 2.8 MHz one-bit recording, or up to 24-bit 192 kHz PCM recording and playback. One-bit file formats DSDIFF (used in SACD production), WSD and DSF are all supported, as well as PCM support for standard WAV, BWF (Broadcast WAV) and even MP3 playback. Sampling frequencies for PCM formats range from 44.1 kHz through 192 kHz.
By using the highest-quality components available–the CS4398 digital-to-analog converter from Cirrus Logic and the Burr-Brown PCM4202 analog-to-digital converter from Texas Instruments Corporation–the MR2000S minimizes any possible degradation of the audio signal.
Analog connectors include XLR balanced input/output jacks, and RCA unbalanced input/output jacks. The reference level of the XLR jacks can be switched in a range of -12/-14/-16/-18/-20 dB, allowing the MR-2000S to be used in any recording environment from a music-related studio to a broadcast facility. Digital connectors include S/PDIF coaxial jacks for PCM sources, as well as word clock jacks for synchronization with other devices or a second MR-2000S unit.